Guéthary

Guéthary (Basque: Getaria) is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France. It is located in the traditional Basque province of Labourd, the town traditionally standing on the northernmost coastal linguistic boundary of the Basque language.

Guéthary
The town hall of Guéthary
The town hall of Guéthary
Coat of arms of Guéthary

Coat of arms
Location of Guéthary
Guéthary is located in France
Guéthary
Guéthary
Guéthary is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Guéthary
Guéthary
Coordinates: 43°25′27″N 1°36′31″W / 43.424153°N 1.608708°WCoordinates: 43°25′27″N 1°36′31″W / 43.424153°N 1.608708°W
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentPyrénées-Atlantiques
ArrondissementBayonne
CantonSaint-Jean-de-Luz
IntercommunalityCA Pays Basque
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Albert Larrousset
Area
1
1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,347
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
64249 /64210
Elevation0–73 m (0–240 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

History

Guéthary has existed as a small fishing village since the early 12th century. It became famous for hunting whales in the 13th century. The linguist Henri Gavel put down the name of the town to the Gascon word getari, 'post for watching' (the whales), while this assumption has been disputed by current linguists, who ultimately trace the name back to Latin caetaria (via Basque), 'fish processing facility', as supported by archaeological evidence unearthed both in Guéthary and the same name Getaria from Gipuzkoa.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Antzinateko euskararen nondik norakoak" (PDF). Euskaltzaindia. Retrieved 2009-07-06. Article in Basque

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